“Fortnite” got its second patch of Season 8 earlier today, bringing gameplay updates and big changes to Battle Royale matchmaking.
Players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will share a crossplay matchmaking pool when playing in battle royale matches; those who opt-out of crossplay will only be able to play in “Fortnite’s” Creative and Playgrounds modes.
Players on the Nintendo Switch will be matched with people playing on mobile devices for Battle Royale. Switch players were previously grouped with Xbox and PlayStation 4 players.
Last year “Fortnite: Battle Royale” became the first video game to feature crossplay on all major video game platforms. Crossplay means that regardless of what platform players prefer – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, or Android– they can always play “Fortnite” together.
Now, “Fortnite” will make crossplay mandatory for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players who want to join Battle Royale matches. When “Fortnite” patch 8.10 went live earlier this morning it mixed the player pool of the two consoles together. In the past players could opt-in for crossplay, but were otherwise grouped with players on the same platform. Now if players want to join Battle Royale, the most popular mode, they’ll need to …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology